How To Set Rules On Discord
Last Updated: October 27, 2021
Do you want to add rules to your Discord server? Do you want your members to agree to this rule before they can message or react to messages and DMs on your server? If that’s the case, you’ll want to set up the Membership Screening feature on your server. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you how to do so.
If you own or manage a server on Discord, I’m sure that you want to keep your community fun while keeping it safe. You don’t want people to come in and harass other members on channels and DMs.
With that in mind, you can set up rules for new members on the app. When you enable Membership Screening on your server, new members need to agree to your rules before they can send messages or react to posts on channels and conversations within your server.
By setting rules and adding moderators that can enforce them, you can prevent or minimize spamming, bullying, and harassment from happening within your server.
In our guide below, we’ll show you how to add rules for your new server members.
How to set rules for new members on Discord
If you want to make rules for your new server members on Discord, you can set up the Membership Screening option on your server. When you do, they’ll need to agree to your rules before they can send messages on DMs and channels.
You can set up your rules from the Discord desktop or web app. In our tutorials below, we’ll show you everything you need to know about enabling the feature on your server.
Note: Membership Screening is only available to Community Servers.
On your computer:
- Open the Discord web or desktop app and sign in to your account.
- Head to the server that you want to manage.
- Click the server’s name on the top left and select “Server Settings” on the menu.
- Under the Community section, click “Membership Screening.”
- Near the bottom of the page, click “Get Started.”
- Type the rule you want to implement. Click “Add a rule” to add more entries. On the other hand, you can also select from one of the example rules from Discord. After adding every rule you want, click Save.
- Add a description and click Enable to set the rules for your new members.
After enabling the Membership Screening feature on your server, new members must agree to your rules before they can message and react on one of the channels. However, granting a role to a new member bypasses this procedure.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to manage the Membership Screening feature on the Discord mobile app. So if you’re using Discord on your phone, you’ll need to open the desktop or web app to manage and set up the rules for new server members.
All changes you make to your rules feature immediately take effect. To turn it off, click Disable on the Membership Screening tab on your Server Settings.
If you want to make sure to enforce these rules on your server, you might want to add a few moderators to help you monitor the members’ activities on your channels and kick out anyone that disobeys. Also, you might want to add a copy of these rules to a channel so that members can check them from time to time.
To wrap it all up
Now that you know how to enable your Membership Screening feature on Discord, you can set rules for people that join your Community Server. New server members need to accept these rules if they want to send a message or react to conversations and channels within your server.
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